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Fri 28th May, 2010

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k8sMum commented on Video Game Voice Actors Contemplate Strike Act...:

Has no one else bothered to look into the longer list of reasons why VA are considering striking? Wheaton has posted it and it's more than money involved. Much easier to just call the man a douche than to look into the situation a bit.

Most of the wealthy here in the states are old money. They are the ones who run things according to The Golden Rule: Them that has the gold makes the rules.. For every self-made millionaire there are multiple inheritance babies. Altruism is a grand idea, but do not for a moment think they do not protect their own at any expense which only they can afford.

Do you really believe the Bushes, the Rockefellers, the Kennedy's mowed lawns to get their start in life? Many, many of today's truly wealthy got there thru nefarious practices. This is true the world over.

We are living in skewed times when athletes and celebrities are worth more than those really benefitting mankind.

Do I want another French Revolution? No. But to pretend the playing field can become equal if only the lazy serfs would show some gumption, pull up their bootstraps and other nonsensical cliches is rubbish.



k8sMum commented on GAME Processes Additional Charges on Super Mar...:

My sincere sympathies to all who are dealing with this mess. The ripple effect of it are just mind-numbing. I know where my balance is to the penny and I'd be freaking out. For those that operate on a tight budget getting charged multiple time causes so many problems that will need to be fixed. The ripple effect grows and grows.

I know they are putting everything into fixing the problem but the lack of meaningful communication with customers is unforgivable.

I hope you all get this fixed with minimum stress and damage.



k8sMum commented on Preview: Getting Inside The Curiously Undemand...:

The great dumbing down continues. If it doesn't matter what you do for your clients, what is the point?

Ding...Ding...Ding...we have an answer:
'Happy Home Designer's use of amiibo and amiibo cards has been heavily publicised, and a less kind person might suggest that the game is little more than a vehicle to sell more pieces of NFC-enabled tat.'

I must be a less-kind person.

Even in the real game, if a villager requests you get them an item to replace say a sofa, if you offer them a coffee pot they will tell you it's not the right size and won't take it.



k8sMum commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

I have no interest in amiable other than thinking of how colourful the landfills of the future are going to be, but I love these threads.

New drinking game: every time the word 'entitled' (or any derivative) is used, take a shot. We will all be too drunk to argue within minutes.



k8sMum commented on Review: I Love my Cats (3DS eShop):


Please know that I am going to ask a legitimate question, with no snark or offense meant on any level.

I knew as soon as I saw this game's name that you would be posting that you love it. If it has babies or pets you are on it like butter on toast. Many of the games you appear to enjoy get rather iffy reviews, yet you enjoy then. My question is: do you forgive any negatives in the games because you are so enamored with the genre? Do you not see any negatives in the games?

Again, I am not being judgemental on your choices, but am genuinely just curious.



k8sMum commented on DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device R...:

My son has our old systems. I have visions, when he wants to put me in a home, of sweetening the deal by hooking them up in my room for me.

Seriously, I just enjoy handheld gaming more now. I'd give a kidney to have a handheld capable of playing GC games. I would be in freaking heaven!



k8sMum commented on DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device R...:

I am afraid I am destined to shuffle into my twilight years clutching my 3ds in my cane hand, playing old DS/3DS games. For home console I have my sweet PS3.

I've supported ninty since the NES. It was a decent run. It's ok, one of us has outgrown the other. I'm not sure which.



k8sMum commented on 3DS Version Of Dragon Quest VIII To Feature Br...:

Pleeeeeeze don't incite them to take away what little we 3ds owners are getting! I am so hoping this gets localised in my lifetime.

Here's what I don't get: so many Wii U owners go on and on about how they can play on the controller whilst the family watches tv. Yet they don't want to play games on a handheld. It makes no sense to my admittedly addled brain. DQ IX s amazing on the 3ds as are the others in the series that are available. I'm not being snarky, I just don't understand the reasoning.



k8sMum commented on First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Cr...:

So they've removed the loveable snarkiness and replaced it with characters who want you to design their homes to certain specifications but don't care if you give them the opposite.

No bells needed, everything is available as soon as it's needed, no complaints from the Stepford citizens...what's the point?



k8sMum commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

I'm not as shocked as many, but I've had a lot of experience with this sort of thing. He hasn't looked well for sometime.

At the least he made his mark and will be mourned by all in the gaming world. Not a bad legacy.



k8sMum commented on Weirdness: Revenge is a Dish Best Sold on eBay...:

I forget how young many here are. And masculine. Judgements being made, blame placed and we know nothing about these people and their relationship other than this auction. Judgements about her due to what are probably typos when posting under stress.

Hearts get broken and we, as a species, rarely rise above the muck. Life gets messy and ugly sometimes. There is most likely more than enough blame for them to share.



k8sMum commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:


Old enough to know better, but young enough to go ahead anyway.

I am (drum roll, please) 65 years old and have been gaming since Pong. I get a bit upset when posters denigrate grannies who game because who do they think was playing all those years before they were a glint in the milkman's eye? I spend very little of my time being what some call old and most of it living.

I am an extremely cool little old lady, of course. My kids grew up with all the ninty consoles because I wanted them. My son is 31 and my late daughter would have been 29 last month. I bought my soon to be 10 yr old grandson his 3ds and get him most of his games. I love my PS3 and have never played an fps because of motion sickness issues. I am debating whether it worth upgrading my 3ds to the NEW 3ds as it's getting a bit wonky.

I do wish people would just see each other as people instead of labels so they can put us all in little boxes, but like most things, nothing much ever really changes.



k8sMum commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:


Please don't start with the 'love it or leave it' crap.

Many of us at NL have loved nintendo from the early days of gaming. That doesn't make us blind to problems they have had in the past and are having now. I find it incredible when posters do contortions to justify any and all of Nintendo's decisions.

They are a corporation. They make some smart decisions and they make some gobsmackingly stupid ones. They are in no way above criticism.



k8sMum commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:


A bit snarky, perhaps. I'd read your other posts and you come across a wee bit pompous, imho. That's jmho, of course.

I didn't see a lot of facts in your post, unless opinions automatically count as facts now. You seem to trust what nintendo says. I think they are saying anything they feel is needed to keep things from imploding. Neither of us is right nor wrong: it's just what we think.

As to the mature remark: I am far too old to need to be mature. Done my time being that.

Peace, no snark.



k8sMum commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:


Happy birthday! But you're still a young'un: I'm old enuff to be your babysitter!

Back on topic: for a company that has been in business for many decades, ninty seems to have a piss poor way of measuring how popular products are going to be. They are surprised when vc, amiibos are popular yet gobsmacked when the Wii u isn't. A tad out of touch, perhaps? Not wanting to accept the idea they might have gotten the market wrong? Just being bullheadly nintendo because we all blindly trust they are different from the other companies and think of the consumer like long lost nephews/nieces and do what's best for us?

I need a glass of wine.



k8sMum commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

@Action 51

Salty, yes, but not unforgiven. All you need do is read comments on NL recently: there are people doing verbal contortions to justify anything Nintendo does. There have been posts blaming everything except Ninty for any problems they are having. Even one of their execs implied it was the consumer's fault for not being daring enough with purchases.

I have owned Nintendo consoles since the NES days and seen the tides go in and out re: their popularity. Yeah people complain, but in the end the vast majority forgive and to an extent, forget, with each new iteration because that will be the one that turns it all around.